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The Transforming Power of Art

The Transforming Power of Art

On 14th October, the National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance held an event in collaboration with the National Theatre, inspired by their production of Timberlake Wertenbaker’s Our Country’s Good. The event brought together arts organisations, practitioners and academics who work in criminal justice settings, using theatre and the arts to bring about positive change. The day involved discussion, debate, sharing of practice, and performance.

Contributors included: Rufus Norris, Director of the National Theatre; Nadia Fall and Timberlake Wertenbaker, Director and Writer of the National Theatre’s production of Our Country’s Good; Professor Sarah Colvin, University of Cambridge; Dr Alison Frater, Chair of National Alliance for Arts in Criminal Justice; Caoimhe McAvinchey, Queen Mary University; Open Clasp Theatre Company; Synergy Theatre Project; Clean Break; Finding Rhythms; Erwin James; Elly Goodman; Citizens Theatre; Juliet Lyon; Prison Reform Trust and Annie McKean, University of Winchester.

NCJAA Communications Officer Kate Davey has written about the day for those who weren’t able to attend – Click here to read the full report.

We also Storified the tweets from the event, and you can see the full story here.

Image courtesy of Prisoners’ Education Trust (c) Rebecca Radmore